ABUJA/Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari has described the attack on humanitarian workers in Rann, Borno State, was an indication that the Boko Haram insurgents were godless, brutish, and utterly to be despised.
President Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina said, “As I have always maintained, no true religion advocates hurting the innocent. To now further attack and kill those offering humanitarian aid is the height of bestiality.
It is odious before both God and man.” He sympathized with the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies working at Rann, and in the country generally.
President Buhari affirmed that such cowardly attacks can only bolster the determination of government to bring the Boko Haram insurgency to a decisive end, in the shortest possible time.
The attack on Rann, in Borno State led to the death of three Aid Workers on Thursday, which had caused the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres(MSF) to pull out of the town.
In a statement by MSF, that the attack which was in a military barracks, the agency decided to pull out of the town.
“Following a violent attack in Rann, Borno state, on Thursday 1 March, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) suspended its medical activities in the town and evacuated 22 national and international staff,” MSF said in a statement.
“It is still unclear how many people were killed and injured but before leaving, MSF medical staff treated 9 wounded patients.”
“This attack is a stark reminder that it is the people in Borno who are paying the price of this ruthless conflict””, MSF said.
“Leaving our patients without medical assistance is an extremely painful decision”, it added. President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki have condemned the attack on the town.